Drainage Mills (Windpumps)
Steam Mills

Hingham postmill was working in the 1300s and was probably an open trestle design.

John Le Marshall ... in 1316 by an inquisition taken here it was found that ... Dionise and Hawise were his sisters and heirs, but Dionise being dead, Hawise was his sole heir, who was married to Rob. de Morley: this John died in 1316 and Ela his wife, who afterwards married to Rob. Fitz Pain, had this manor assigned to her in dowery when the fishery was worth 13s. 4d. per annum, there were a windmill and watermill and alder car at Northwood and the rents were £54. 15s. per annum.

Blomefield's History of Norfolk - Hundred of Forehoe

1316: Postmill

1316: John Le Marshall, mill owner - died

1316: Mill inherited by John Le Marshall's sister, Hawise de Morley

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